A freaky sandstorm hit Ankara on Saturday, the Turkish capital’s mayor said when officials said six people were injured after strong winds.
A spectacular video shared by the mayor’s office showed a large cloud of beige dust enveloping buildings.
Polatlı ilçemizde meydana gelen kum fırtınası nedeniyle ilçe halkımıza geçmiş olsun dileklerimi iletiyorum.
Ekiplerimiz tüm birimleriyle teyakkuzda olup kent genelinde nöbetini sürdürmektedir.
Başkent 153 hattımızdan günün her saati bize ulaşabilirsiniz. pic.twitter.com/2V1Lle7Zd1
– Mansur Yavaş (@ mansuryavas06) September 12, 2020
Another video posted on social media by Turkey’s General Directorate of Meteorology showed massive clouds of dust hanging over houses in the capital and lightning bolts.
Management tweeted that the sandstorm and rains in the capital, which has been experiencing a dry spell and heat wave since late last month, would last until 1600 GMT.
Later the neighboring province of Kirikkale in central Turkey warned of strong winds and sandstorms.
“According to initial information in Polatli and the surrounding districts, six citizens were slightly wounded by objects in the air,” said Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin on Twitter.
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